"In My Absence" as written by Daniel Antonsson, Mikael Bengt Stanne, Martin Brandstrom, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin and Martin Henriksson....
eyes that meet to say farewell
and linger through the sleepless nights
a trail of days that end in tears
but I can never be there

the rush of hours that never seems to end
what life has dealt you cannot comprehend
I am the absentee

I know you're out there searching tonight
I'm right here
another day and I cannot see through your eyes
I'm right here

how could I have known what preceded your own thoughts
wish that I could listen to what only speaks inside
every raging dissonance
each jarring note
but I could never be there

how could you think that I would understand
when words just go arround what the heart truly wants
I am the absentee

I know you're out there searching tonight
I'm right here
another day and I cannot see through your eyes
I'm right here

I want to tell you
of the exploding light
how everything is visible
moments before the dark
I am never there

I know you are out there searching tonight
another day an I'm not there

thrust with nails of conflict
anxiety and pain
through spells of anger, confusion and defeat
I wish you'd see me, here in front of you
but I'm not here

I know you're out there searching tonight
I'm right here
another day and I cannot see through your eyes
lead me right


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    Song MeaningMikael Stanne:

    "As the title suggests, it's about being far from the ones you love. You are sorry that you haven't done everything you could for them. You are separated from what's most important for you in your life. But it's a feeling we've pretty much lost today."

    Source: Bulgarian "Pro-Rock" Magazine, #67, March 2010
    [Since the article was in Bulgarian, this is my translation, not his exact words in English, but you get the meaning.]
    ChesterBon April 24, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationFrom my point of view this song is about how someone cannot be with his beloved because he ceased to exist. And he's drowning in a sea of sorrow and agony...
    I also thought that this is about the ghost that cannot be with someone and how song "Her silent language" is from the point of view of that someone...
    azrawon May 01, 2010   Link

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